That there is NOT a parrot!

The Dragon Prince - The Watchlist
The Truth is out there.
//The parrots are not what they seem.
Fergus Halliday
Sep 14, 2023
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Published on September 13, 2023

There are lots of reasons to start watching Netflix’s The Dragon Prince. The animated series is made by some of the folks behind Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s a lovingly-crafted fantasy adventure with plenty of charisma and a willingness to put a fresh spin on the usual tropes of the genre.

The reason I keep watching it? A parrot.

Without giving away too much, there’s a major character who appears to die during the first season of The Dragon Prince.

However, I’ve watched enough TV to know not to count anyone out until you see the body. And when the would-be murderer is known for trapping the souls of other people in places they aren't meant to be, the fact that the only witness to the crime happens to be a parrot starts to look less like tragedy and more like the groundwork for a plot twist.

Am I reading too much into this? Maybe, but I’m not the only one. Enough people have glommed on to the fan theory that one of the head writers for The Dragon Prince has had to deny it publicly. Even that isn’t enough to deter me though.

The truth is out there and with at least two more seasons of The Dragon Prince in the works, I’m certain that I haven't seen the last of the parrot.

If you too would like to do your own research and become “Parrot-pilled”, you can stream all five seasons of The Dragon Prince on Netflix.

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Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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